Superscale 48-987: A-1H Skyraiders

Units: 6 SOS and VA-165


$ 8.00


Scott Van Aken

The Skyraider has been somewhat ignored by decal makers as of late, so it is nice that Superscale provides this sheet with two aircraft on it; one USAF and one USN. The recommended kit for this is the very nice Tamiya Skyraider, though I'm sure it would fit the ESCI  kit as well if you wanted to use that one.

The first aircraft is a most colorful aircraft as flown by the CO of the 6 SOS. Named 'SPAD DAD' this aircraft has a large red, white, and blue fin with the same three colors applied to the prop tips. Painted in the standard SEA camouflage scheme, I'd be willing to bet that this one was kept a bit cleaner than the rest of the unit's aircraft!

The other is a VA-165 'Boomers' A-1H from the USS Intrepid's 1966 cruise. This aircraft has a large number of mission markings on it. A nice touch is that the insignia for the fuselage are provided in both solid and 'pre cut' versions for placement over the side speed brakes.

April 2005

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